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I don't know whether the AeroGarden really qualifies as a kitchen appliance - buts it's definitely cool!  The AeroGarden is a computerized indoor garden designed for small kitchen herb and vegetable gardens, among other things.

The idea is that with the AeroGarden you'll always have a fresh supply of herbs at your finger tips.  Think of the time I'll save not having to walk outside to pick herbs from the plants I have growing in pots.

All sarcasm aside, I can see it would be useful in some domestic situations.  People without the space for a garden might find this useful.  Also, it has it's own built-in lighting so that you could theoretically put it anywhere in your home regardless of the light levels.

The unit has a built-in microprocessor which controls things like watering, nutrients and also switches the lights on and off.  All of this is meant to ensure healthier and faster growing plants.

For the more horticulturally-minded among you, the AeroGarden doesn't use soil, but rather works by suspending the plants in air within a growing chamber with high humidity.  The claim on the website is that it "Grows more than 2 times faster than dirt".

While the unit itself is pricey enough, what I don't like is that (from what I understand) you need to buy special pre-sown seed kits at about $20 a throw to put into the AeroGarden.  That seems to be a fairly high running cost - but maybe I'm just cheap!


 
 

Ice cream makers have come a long way since the old days of the hand crank models.  These days, you can get an electric model (like the one from Cuisinart pictured left) which takes all of the hard work out of making ice cream.  It contains an electric motor which removes the need to crank the thing by hand.

What I really like about this gadgets is that you can make ice cream from whatever ingredients you like.  There are some pretty amazing recipes out there.  Have you ever tried peanut butter ice cream?  What about prune ice cream?


But What About The Children?

That's right - this is meant to be for the kids.  Well if your children are anything like mine, they love their ice cream.  But as a responsible parent I worry about how healthy their diet is and I'm concerned about the high levels of sugar in commercial ice creams (not to mention those other ingredients listed on the label which I can't even pronounce). 

This is where an ice cream maker comes in handy.  You can use all-natural ingredients in the mixture and I'm sure that if you use your imagination, you'll be able to come up with all sorts of natural sweeteners to add to the mix.

 
 

How cool is Weebly?  I've only just discovered this website - and it's great.  I've decided to indulge my passion (or weakness) for shiny new stuff which lives in the kitchen and create a website about it.
I'm just playing around with all of the options right now.  I'm not quite sure what some of this stuff is yet so if you so some strange stuff happening you'll know why.